Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dear Fall!

Dear Fall -- 
Guess what I Like about You this Year?!

Every single thing!
Yes, even the warty-looking pumpkins!


Oh my word - we have been blessed with 
the most beautiful fall weather!
Earlier this month, it was quite chilly out,
but I refuse to turn the furnace on until at least November.
My advice . . . put on a sweater, a vest or your robe! 

An oldie from 2011 - because I love that girl AND that vest! :)

And the last two to three weeks - warm and sunny and up to the 70s!
Absolute perfection!!  


Trees are turning color,
leaves are falling,
my hydrangeas are blooming,
kids are raking leaves (ha ha)!

Another oldie from 2012
Plus, Halloween candy on the shelves and on sale!!!
What more could we ask for?


What an incredibly beautiful season!

Hope there's a wonderful weekend in your future!


2011 -- finding a beautiful leaf!





Monday, October 20, 2014

What Does the Fox Say?

What does the Fox say?



Evidently the fox says . . . 
Do cartwheels!


When your Mom is attempting to get a photo
for the Christmas cards! :)


Having some fun photo shoots
while the weather cooperates!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Trip Down Pumpkin Patch Lane!

We have been visiting the same pumpkin patch
for years and years!
Since the boys were little . . .
 and that
was quite a while ago!
October 2014
Roca Berry Farm has expanded and added more fun and activities 
every single year.
This year, ghostly paintball and scary forest rides!
  Booooo
(I'll pass, thank you!)!

Pumpkin Patch 2014 - The Jumping Pillows!

So, let's take a trip down pumpkin patch lane,
shall we!

Painting a pumpkin in 2012


Sitting with a friend - October 2011


 A collage of sorts - from October 2008

Back to 2014 and Funnel Cake -- Yum!

Monday, October 13, 2014

The 60s Revisisted!

Mr. Tennis and I went to a wonderful performance last Saturday!
So, here's a little Public Service Announcement for you!

If you learn they are performing near you,
run, do not walk, 
and get tickets as fast as you can for
The Midtown Men!!

Photo from The Midtown Men

Can you say Fabulous Fun!
Incredible band, amazing voices and harmonies,
greatest hits of the 60's
and very cool choreography!
Plus, the guys are definitely some eye candy too!
The singers were in the original Broadway hit Jersey Boys!

We were in the 3rd row!  Perfect seats -- they donned corn heads for their encore!
[Photo from their FB page]
It was so much fun!
If they were headed this away again next week, 
I'd go again!

Lucky me -- I nabbed one of their
CDs and am introducing Maddy
to those great hits of the 60s! 
Don't worry . . . 
I promised her I would try not to sing along.

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Few Things

Hello Friends!
Are you ready for the weekend?
Yes?  
Me too!


Guess what . . . I saw that lunar eclipse
the other morning!
Ooooh -- it was so very pretty!
And very early too.

I saw it on my early morning run -- I was so glad
I didn't snooze too long.
Yes, I was that goofy runner that kept stopping and pulling out
the iPhone to try to get a decent photo. 
It was kind of far away, so my iPhone didn't really capture the beauty! 

The weekend ahead looks busy and there
is lots of yard work to do.
There's always lots of yard work to do! :(

Before I head off to work this morning,
here's a funny photo from the zoo.
Maddy has just gone through a sprinkler 
on a very hot day there and
I guess that camel was a little curious 
and about to give her a nudge!



Have a wonderful weekend all!

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Pumpkin Patch Substitute!


Coolest little owl -- he could turn his head almost totally around!

A visit to our nearby pumpkin patch
was scheduled for Saturday . . .
but
it rained over 5 inches last week
[can you imagine the mud?]
and 
the temperature on Saturday morning was 34 degrees!
That's 2 degrees from freezing people!
It warmed up a bit,
but not enough for us!


But, go figure, a local nursery was having a 
fall festival. 
Yippee skippee 
perfect substitute for the real thing!


Pumpkins and owls and fall stuff!

Unfortunately there was no funnel cake
so we will be making a trip to the real pumpkin
patch soon!


There is no substitute for funnel cake!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Well, Hello October!

Hello October!


Is is just me or does it seem like I was just greeting September?
I blinked and then the month was over!  
So long September!

Now that fall is fully underway,
we are enjoying all fall has to offer!


Especially gourds!
We used to dry and shellac them
 when I was young  --
voila,  a maracas or two or ten!

Kamree's friend Ava, Kamree and Maddy

Hayrack Rides!
Fun times with 
Jodee and Kamree last weekend!

And fall means church festivals!


We joined Philip and Catherine for a quick visit to one nearby.
Sadly, Maddy was too big for the train,
 Harry was too little, but
Janie and Walt were just right!


We are hoping to get a visit in to the pumpkin patch soon!


Looking back -- October, 2011 pumpkin patch!